2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum
The All-Virtual 2021 SWAF
Some roundtables are created for a specific purpose, then disband when the purpose is achieved. For example, the SWAF 2021 roundtable was created in anticipation of the all-virtual 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum. The group planned activities for Day 3, creating opportunities for attendees to actively engage with practitioners, leaders, and researchers across topics related to fire management, cultural burning, and emerging initiatives throughout the region.
The 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum took place in April 2021 and was co-convened with the Climate Science Alliance (CSA). Building on takeaways from the 2018 Forum, the 2021 SWAF convened leaders, practitioners, and researchers from across the Southwest to explore efforts advancing climate change adaptation and resilience. Unique to the 2021 SWAF was the Tribal Advisory Committee, made up of tribal environmental professionals representing a diverse composition of Indigenous Nations across Southwest states, who led the visioning for the event. Over the course of 3 days, adaptation professionals interacted in 22 sessions, with presentations, panel discussions, and a powerful, interactive training for scientists and practitioners working with, or looking to collaborate with, Indigenous Communities.
Meet the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum Roundtable Members
Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University
Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, & Colorado State University
University of Arizona